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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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Address: 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: 505-841-2800
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Description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American...
Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano.
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Outstanding museum

The museum is set up as a walk through starting with the big bang. Kids will love the dinosaurs and the hands-on exploration areas. They have a great display of local minerals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Berkeley, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The museum is set up as a walk through starting with the big bang. Kids will love the dinosaurs and the hands-on exploration areas. They have a great display of local minerals and lots of helpful volunteers to answers any questions or to help you find anything. Their temporary exhibit on the Birds of Paradise was excellent.

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Barling AR
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This museum has items that interests all. I like looking at the dinosaur artifacts. Hard to believe there were animals that big. They also had a movie "Walking with Dinosaurs" that is in 3D which was great.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a truly outstanding museum. It is as good as such museums in much larger cities. Great astronomical exhibits and now they have a full size replica of the Mars rover. I pariticularly liked the interactive exhibits.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I could never get tired of coming to the Museum. Every time I learn something new and exciting. One of my favorite things about it is the excavation area. I was able to see a Mastodon skull that was found at Elephant Butte.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Living in Albuquerque this has been one of my childrens favourite places to go. They loved the evolator- as they called it, which is an elevator but the floor moves as if you are descending down, actually back in time. It shows what New Mexico was millions of years ago. If your children love dinasaurs this is a great museum.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lots of really nice exhibits from dinosaurs to space! Great for a day trip, take your time, watch a movie, let the kid(s) touch everything in the Learning Room! No food on-site, but lots of good places to eat nearby and a park across the street is perfect for an afternoon picnic.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Even though the museum is small, it still has plenty to see and learn. Everything from computers, to geology, biology (with live animals) and every kids' fave, dinosaurs. Don't miss the room with the seasonal constellations.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

So many interesting things that are part of New Mexico's natural history. Most of the museum is structured as a walk through time, and it has a lot of very interesting displays and hands on exhibits. Lots of Dinosaur things that were really interesting to look at, and being not from New Mexico, it was interesting to learn about the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

So much for kids to see. Easy parking and close to Old Town. Went to see I max movie and it was fun.

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Westcliffe, Colorado
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

the 3 and 5 y.o. loved the dinosaurs but everything else "above" them...still a nice place - grammy and mom enjoyed everything - nicely marked for the proper way to visit exhibits

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